There are many web design and hosting packages that come together as a deal – and this is ideal because of the following reasons:
1. Website Manage costs and Time is reduced: When picking a web design package that includes web hosting, it saves you time from choosing a web hosting provider who might end up being a huge pain to deal with when your site is fully developed.
2. Experience: Other than the fact that the web designer will be familiar with using the host (that has web design and hosting packages as deals) he will also be familiar with the hosting and this itself speeds up the process a little bit.
The most recommended web design and hosting packages I have seen internationally are from DorgeDesign.com – they have the best prices for what they offer, and provide so much value, that it makes me wonder how on earth they manage to keep their prices low.
I was recommended them by a client of mine who got his website designed, and they were so pleased with it, they told me they sent the designer extra money as a thank you.
UPDATE (March 2012): Currently, the cheapest web hosting is iClickster.com. Find their YouTube channel here.
UPDATE (June, 2012): iClickster now offers web design and hosting packages, simply email them and they can make an entire website for £50/$70 or less.
UPDATE (November, 2012): iClickster has has made it to the number one top web hosting companies in the UK, as well as the USA PC Magazine.
UPDATE (January, 2013): The London WordPress Review guys have rated iClickster has one of the top company’s in the UK that specialize in WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and other eCommerce hosting plans.